The valiant woman : the Virgin Mary in nineteenth-century American culture (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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The valiant woman : the Virgin Mary in nineteenth-century American culture

Author: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fueled anti-Catholicism. Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary, even as her role as a devotional figure who united Catholics grew. Documenting the vivid Marian imagery that suffused popular visual and literary culture, Alvarez argues that Mary became a potent, shared exemplar of  Read more...
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Named Person: Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint; Marie, Sainte Vierge; Marie, Sainte Vierge; Mary, Blessed Virgin Saint.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez
ISBN: 9781469627410 1469627418
OCLC Number: 914257047
Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary : conflict and conversation, 1854-1855 --
The immaculate conception and the elevation of the feminine, 1855-1860s --
"The woman highly blessed" : Marian art and Anna Jameson's "great hope," 1850s-1870s --
Revitalizing church and culture : the Marian heroines of Anna Dorsey and Alexander Stewart Walsh, 1880s-1890s --
Queen of heaven and queen of the home : Mary and models of domestic queenship, 1880s-1900 --
Epilogue. The immaculate conception proclamation's semicentennial.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez.

Abstract:

"Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fueled anti-Catholicism. Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary, even as her role as a devotional figure who united Catholics grew. Documenting the vivid Marian imagery that suffused popular visual and literary culture, Alvarez argues that Mary became a potent, shared exemplar of Christian womanhood around which Christians of all stripes rallied during an era filled with anxiety about the emerging market economy and shifting gender roles." --back cover.

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